Glaucoma Repeat Readings and OHT Monitoring pathway

The aim of this pathway is to:

  • reduce unnecessary referrals to the hospital eye service
  • reduce patient anxiety and increase capacity within the overburdened hospital glaucoma clinics
  • provide a more cost effective service with a greater number of patients being managed within the primary care setting

Latest news and updates about the glaucoma/OHT pathway

  • April 2009: The pathway has been updated to reflect NICE guidelines on glaucoma ensuring that there is no contradiction between requirements of NICE and the pathways.  This guidance is supported by the Optical Bodies: AOP, ABDO and FODO who have issued joint advice.
  • June 2010: The pathways for intraocular pressure (IOP) refinement was revised to incorporate joint advice from the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on referral for patients with raised intra-ocular pressure (the updated pathway also contains helpful guidance on training and accreditation).

LOCSU support for the pathway

LOCSU has developed a range of downloadable support for practitioners who want to introduce these pathways in their area including:

  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings and OHT Monitoring pathway
  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings Level 1 business case*
  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings Level 1 service specification*
  • LOCSU OHT Monitoring Level 2 business case*
  • LOCSU OHT Monitoring Level 2 service specification*
  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings and OHT Monitoring Referral form*
  • Electronic Reporting System for repeated pressures*

Please click here or above for the glaucoma repeat readings and OHT monitoring pathway
 *Please note that the supporting documents are only available by logging in to the members only area - please contact your LOC for the log in details, via their website at: (if there is no website, and you don't have contact details, please contact us). 

Supporting Documentation for Glaucoma Repeat Readings (LOC members only)

Skills and training support for Glaucoma Repeat Readings

Nice Guidelines on Glaucoma

Joint guidance from Optical Bodies

Joint Colleges Glaucoma Commissioning guidance

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Dates for the diary

Salford & Trafford LOC's AGM

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel, Walkden Road, Manchester, M28 2QT


2017-05-24 18:30:00 - 2017-05-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

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Hampshire LOC's AGM

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3NB


2017-06-06 18:00:00 - 2017-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

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Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

Bentley Hotel, Lincoln Rd, S Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NH


2017-06-07 18:45:00 - 2017-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

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Leeds LOC's AGM

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN


2017-06-08 18:00:00 - 2017-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Alderson

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Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Pool Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 4UE


2017-06-12 18:00:00 - 2017-06-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Dylan Barton

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Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL


2017-06-13 18:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

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Cumbria LOC's AGM

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, nr Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW


2017-06-13 19:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Bruce Avery

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Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing & Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1JZ


2017-06-14 18:30:00 - 2017-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

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Essex LOC's AGM

The Northumberland Suite, Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3EH


2017-06-15 18:00:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Katie Kingcott

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Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, George St, Huntingdon PE29 3AB


2017-06-15 18:30:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

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